Central Ohio is nationally known for its beautiful, ecologically diverse rivers and streams. Aesthetically, ecologically and economically our streams offer countless opportunities for improving health and enhancing quality of life.
MORPC has been working to protect our water quality since 1997 with the creation of “Greenways: A Plan for Franklin County." The plan set out to protect water quality in the heart central Ohio, but today, the Center for Energy & Environment strives to achieve high water quality throughout the MORPC 12-county region and beyond through education, planning, models, stategies and information.
The MORPC Stormwater Design Manual from 1977 is no longer a recommended manual for stormwater design. It is suggested that those seeking guidance on designing stormwater infrastructure review the Franklin County Stormwater Drainage Manual or the City of Columbus Stormwater Drainage Manual.
The Water Quality and Land Use Subcommittee of MORPC's Greenways Committee will feature local stormwater management projects at the 2012 Central Ohio Greenways Stormwater Showcase. Communities will demonstrate how their stormwater management projects exceed minimum municipal stormwater permit requirements. The deadline for submittals was August 30, 2012. Qualifying submittals will be featured at the 2012 Summit on Sustainability and the Environment, as well as in communications from MORPC and partners.
Greenways & Water Quality Working Group
Meets at MORPC the first Friday of every other month at 9:00 a.m. Contact David Rutter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-233-4186.
Trails, also known as bike paths, multi-purpose or leisure paths, within greenways provide access to nature and recreational opportunities.
Quarterly, MORPC brings together local and statewide representatives at Central Ohio Greenways & Trail Forums to address current and future trail initiatives. To attend contact Amanda McEldowney at email@example.com or 614-233-4112 to join. The Chair is Maryellen O'Shaughnessy.